It starts on Oct. 16 and includes software updates and battery replacements after inspections.
In total, 13 incidents of fire involving the Kona EV, including one each in Canada and Austria, were documented so far, according to a statement by ruling party lawmaker Jang Kyung-tae’s office on Thursday.
Kona EVs use batteries made by LG Chem.
LG Chem added that it will participate in a future investigation with Hyundai to find the cause.
In July, Hyundai Motor leader Euisun Chung said Hyundai and sister company Kia aim to sell 1 million full-electric vehicles in 2025, targeting more than 10 percent of the global market share for such vehicles.